JOSE MOURINHO has been given a hilarious new nickname by his Manchester United staff – the SKINNY ONE.
The United boss – who dubbed himself the Special One – has shed the pounds after hitting the gym this summer.
Jose Mourinho last season as the stresses of his first Manchester United season got to him
Mourinho in training yesterday where he cut a thinner figure after shedding the pounds this summer
He has been keeping active at the Red Devils’ Carrington training ground with extensive workouts.
And his United backroom team are now calling him by his new nickname after the 54-year-old lost weight, cutting a trimmer build.
An Old Trafford insider revealed: “Jose puts so much effort into his sessions, both mentally and physically. It’s hardly surprising.
“It’s perhaps a little unfair to say he was gaining a pot-belly, as he is now a man in his fifties.
“The problem is living in a hotel hasn’t exactly been conducive to staying in tip-top shape.
“He went with the squad to the United States in pre-season and a few of the staff have privately commented he is looking a lot slimmer these days.
Mourinho has been hitting the gym and getting stuck in on the training pitch to shift some weight
“He’s been spotted around the gym a bit more. He has shed some weight and is looking in tip-top shape.”
Mourinho has had a lot of deal with this year after the death of his beloved dad Felix, 79, back in June.
He had been suffering from ill-health for several months, and the ex-Chelsea chief was always back home to see him when he could.
His Wife Matilde, 53 – also known as Tami – is also believed to have suffered health issues at the beginning of the year.
Manchester Untied chief Mourinho with his wife Tami and the rest of his family
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho comes on as sub in Grenfell charity game… and instantly gets booked for time wasting
Mourinho would often hire a private jet to be with her after an op, as she stayed down in London to recover.
He cut a lean figure last weekend playing as a goalkeeper in a charity game to raise funds for the victims of the Grenfell Fire.
The United source added: “The gaffer has numerous plates spinning, so we are putting his skinnier look down to that.
“He is hopefully looking after himself a bit more. He’s even more intense than Sir Alex was when he was in charge.”